One of the most intriguing questions concerning the up-coming elections is, how many states will certify Barack Obama as a natural-born citizen. In 2010, New Hampshire tightened the requirements for meeting national-born constitutional eligibility for a candidate running for president but it appears those requirements will not suffice. The news is dismal. The one hope to know the truth is States taking the initiative to protect their citizens from a usurper, if Barack Obama fits that category. Every State should care. Some did, seems now, not so much.
…New Hampshire’s H.B. 1245, signed into law by Democratic Governor John Lynch, merely requires a statement under penalty of perjury that a candidate meets the qualification requirements of the U.S. Constitution, similar to what the political parties already send to states regarding their candidates.
Most of the efforts of at least 14 other states were launched in January, only to be tabled, ignored or killed by March. Montana’s bill, which requires a candidate for president or vice president to submit a certified copy of his or her birth certificate to Montana’s secretary of state, was ruled dead in committee on April 28 – the day after Obama produced his purported long-form birth certificate….
[Jerome Corsi] “All it would take is one state to pass a tough eligibility law, and the continuing cover-up over the Obama birth records could be brought to an end,” he concluded. “Failure to do so will simply convince millions of Americans that our state legislators lack the resolve to defend the Constitution.”
The following is some of the legislation introduced on the issue of natural born eligibility. I do not have the resolution of most. If you have some details, please leave them in comments and I will be working to update with each of these states.
Arizona passed legislation requiring proof of legibility. Governor Jan Brewer vetoed it.
Oklahoma introduced House Bill 1329 which failed in a 23-20 vote in favor, but failed to received the 25-vote threshold. New legislation was reintroduced in February 2011.
Tennessee introduced legislation January 2011.
Missouri introduced legislation. No info on what happened to it, but language was added to an omnibus bill that was later cut before enacting.
Hawaii introduced a bill January 2011 to allow the State to show proof of a birth certificate for a “person of civic prominence.”
Texas introduced legislation requiring an “original” birth certificate.
Indiana introduced legislation that did not make it out of committee.
Montana introduced legislation in January 2011.
Connecticut introduced legislation in January 2011 that did not make it out of committee.
Nebraska introduced legislation in January 2011 that did not make it out of committee.
Maine introduced legislation.
Louisiana introduced legislation in April 2011, which did not make it out of committee.
Pennsylvania introduced legislation in april 2011.
Alabama introduced legislation in April 2011.
Colorado introduced legislation in April 2011 that was not voted out of committee.
Michigan introduced legislation in April 2011.
As you can see, the steam has turned cold. No one is talking about this. Filing dates in various states ranges from Spring 2012 to Summer 2012. Find your state’s filing date here. It’s time to see if we can’t turn the steam hot again.